Monitoring effects of remediation on natural sediment recovery in Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia

@article{Walker2013MonitoringEO,
  title={Monitoring effects of remediation on natural sediment recovery in Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia},
  author={Tony R. Walker and Devin MacAskill and Theresa Rushton and Andrew H. Thalheimer and Peter Weaver},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
  year={2013},
  volume={185},
  pages={8089-8107}
}
Chemical contaminants were assessed in Sydney Harbour, Nova Scotia during pre-remediation (baseline) and 3 years of remediation of a former coking and steel facility after nearly a century of operation and historical pollution into the Sydney Tar Ponds (STP). Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls, metals, and inorganic parameters measured in sediments and total suspended solids in seawater indicate that the overall spatial distribution pattern of… 
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